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Charles Russell Speechlys welcomes Financial Services Partner back to its London office

Charles Russell Speechlys today announces that Richard Ellis rejoins the Firm’s London office as a Partner within the Financial Services Regulation & Funds practice. Richard returns to Charles Russell Speechlys and his arrival to the Firm marks the fourth Partner to join the firm’s Business Advisory & Transaction Services Division this year.

Richard is a well-established financial services lawyer with a wide-ranging regulatory practice. Day to day he advises on the nature and scope of UK financial services regulation and regularly assists clients with the FCA authorisation process. His client base encompasses exchanges, multilateral and organised trading facilities, proprietary trading firms and investment managers.

Richard has a deep interest in the Fintech sector and has forged strong relationships as well as various instructions from payment services firms, crowdfunding platforms and cryptoasset businesses. Having previously worked for a Lloyd’s of London insurer, Richard has a thorough understanding of how financial services law applies in practice.  He regularly applies his practical learnings to his day-to-day client work. He will work closely alongside the Head of the team, William Garner, to forge and foster client relationships within the private capital sphere, as well as to support the wider cross practice business objectives.

William Garner, Partner and Head of Financial Services Regulation & Funds, comments:

“It is fantastic to welcome Richard back to the Firm. He is a collegiate team player with extensive industry know-how and excellent client relationships. His expertise gained from over 10 years in private practice and ‘on the ground’ in-house roles will enhance the division’s ability to meet the increasingly complex needs of our private capital clients and ever-changing regulatory environment.”

Richard Ellis, Partner, adds: 

“It is a pleasure to be returning to Charles Russell Speechlys, I am looking forward to working alongside the wider team to strengthen and develop the practice into new areas and market segments. The Firm has a great culture and client base, and I am excited to be back.”

Richard’s hire follows the January appointments in London of two Corporate Partners Alexis Karim, Giles Dennison and Banking Partner, James Walton.   

Related coverage:

FT Full Disclosure (subscription required), ePrivateClient, Solicitors Journal, New Law Journal

 

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